Tuesday 5th June 2012
Kimberly Perry – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Reid Perry – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Neil Perry – Mandolin, Drums, Accordion, Backing Vocals
1. You Lie
2. Hip To My Heart
3. If I Die Young
4. All Your Life
5. Miss You Being Gone
6. Double Heart
7. Postcard From Paris
8. Walk Me Down The Middle
10. Quittin’ You
12. If I Die Young (Radio Version)
“Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest” – Kimberly Perry
The Band Perry are a 3-piece country music group from Tennessee, made up of brothers Neil and Reid, and sister Kimberly Perry. They’ve stormed America, now they’re ready to leave their mark on the UK.
Their self-titled debut album has already sold over a million copies, which includes their best selling single ‘If I Die Young’ that has sold over 3 million copies, and had over 56,000,000 views on YouTube.
The industry is filled with a numerous amount of generated artists, and it’s not hard to see why the band has become so big, it’s because people ‘get it’. Their talent is raw, and musically the band are gifted, which certainly shows through in their ‘home grown’ sound, and by the number of instruments they play between them.
After many years of playing roadhouses, churches, and pretty much anywhere else that would have them, The Band Perry got their break in 2005 after being invited by Coca-Cola to open dates on a ‘New Faces of Country’ tour. In 2008 they met their manager and began writing their record.
“The three of us bring different strengths into the writing room, Kimberly carries in a bag of melodies and lyrics, Reid always has some really great musical ideas in his back pocket, and I bring in a sense of humor and some thread that ties it all together.” – Neil Perry
What’s enjoyable about the album is that the lyrics are catchy, and quite frankly it’s good, honest music. The only concern being that, aside from the hit singles there isn’t anything edgy about the album. It seems as though there has been an intake of pop/county/rock and roll music over recent years, which seems to almost modernise the country genre.
We’re certainly going to be hearing a lot more from The Band Perry, but until then, as much as the album is highly rated, it will sit on the shelf only really to be remembered for ‘If I Die Young’. Let’s hope it doesn’t evaporate in to the rest of the CD collection, and is one to be dusted off quickly.